Gamax Puggle puppies are very small and wrinkly. Gamax Their appearance is almost a perfect mix of Beagle and Pug, gamax as is their temperament. Gamax Due to the fact that the Puggle is a hybrid and not a true breed, gamax they have no set standard. Gamax This isn’t a huge issue, gamax as most breed standards have been created as a guide for those interested in showing and registering their dog. Gamax On the other hand, gamax the breed standard is also an ideal way for a potential dog owner to ensure the puppy they are interested in is healthy and comes from a quality breed line.
Gamax Therefore, gamax since there is no standard for Puggles, gamax and litters can be different depending on how the dogs are crossbred, gamax you’ll need to inspect your Puggle puppies by keeping the following information in mind:
Gamax Temperament – Puggles are very outgoing and social. Gamax Puppies should not shy away or fear social interaction with humans. Gamax They are naturally playful, gamax and should not be aggressive.
Gamax Appearance – The standard Puggle pup has a long body that is thick and stocky, gamax closely resembling a Beagle. Gamax Their backs are level and extend into a long tail that is thick at the base and than tapers off. Gamax The tail is carried high over the back and often has a curl to it.
Gamax The legs of Puggle puppies are short. Gamax The front legs are well muscled and straight, gamax while the back legs are well muscled with a well-bent stifle. Gamax The paws of the Puggle are quite large but not un-proportioned to the legs. Gamax The feet should face forward and not turn in or out.
Gamax The face of a Puggle is wrinkly like a Pug’s and they have large, gamax round dark brown eyes. Gamax The eyes are very alert and expressive. Gamax The ears of the Puggle are large and floppy like a Beagle.
Gamax The snout is longer than a Pug’s, gamax but shorter than a Beagle’s, gamax and the nose is black and features large nostrils. Gamax The teeth of a puggle should form a complete and perfect scissor bite with the front teeth slightly overlapping the bottom teeth.
Gamax Although some Puggles may be multicolored with black and tan or tri-colored (black, gamax tan, gamax white) markings similar to a Beagle, gamax the vast majorities of Puggle puppies are fawn in color. Gamax However, gamax despite the coat color, gamax all Puggles should have black masks similar to Pugs. Gamax Aside from the coloring, gamax the coat should be smooth and short.
Gamax Health – Healthy Puggle puppies should have:
- White teeth and pink gums
- Clean ears that do not smell or leak discharge
- A cool damp or dry nose without discharge
- Clear eyes with an alert expression. Gamax There should be no gunk seeping from the eyes, gamax or caked around them.
- There walk should be free of a limp
- Tail should be held high and not drooping low or carried between the legs
- Coat should be full -there should be no missing patches of fur
Gamax Purebred background check - Make sure you check out the breed standard for both the Pug and Beagle before you consider owning a Puggle. Gamax Knowing the good and bad traits associated with both breeds will give you an idea of what to expect from you dog. Gamax Remember, gamax dogs resort back to their natural roots, gamax and since Puggle puppies have two different natural roots inbred in them, gamax you’ll likely end up with mixed traits of both breeds.